High School Principal's Welcome

High School

High School Principal's Welcome

Dear Students and Parents:

To all our new students and parents, I am delighted to welcome you to Academia Cotopaxi American International School. To all of our returning students and parents, I wish to say how fortunate I believe we all are to be a part of this school community. I look forward to meeting you and to working with you to enhance the outstanding tradition of excellence in education at ACAIS while also providing a rewarding and safe environment for our students. 

In these unusual times and no matter the way we are delivering educational programs, it is more important than ever that we keep our focus on the pillars of our High School:

Be Present - Do your Best - Get involved

The updated mission of ACAIS is not just to provide an excellent academic program for our students. We are also committed to instilling in our students values and traits that will serve them well during their college years and throughout their lives.This year the importance to have the courage to be kind and to assist one another cannot be overstated.  If we all do our part our community will thrive and individuals will feel supported. We are all feeling the immediate and lingering effects of the Covid-19 in different ways and it is crucial we remember everyone has different experiences.  In light of this, please note the changes to the dress code for the 2020-2021 school year.

Helping lead the way to meet the school mission, core values and HS pillars, this year we have a fantastic group of students leading the Associated Student Body (ASB).

Liam Malik: President
Marissa Quintanilla: VP
Bear Captains: Valentina Urbicain & Elías Andrade 
Jaguar Captains: Maico Lin & Bella Bright
Toucan Captains: Isabella Miño & Fabiola Pérez
Shark Captains: Joaquín Bautista & Antonio Nmeir
Families entrust us with the education of their children. We take this trust seriously, and we know that our success depends on the active involvement and support of all of you. Educating young people is a collaborative effort. We look forward to working together as a community of students, parents, and educators to achieve our goals and to ensure a great year ahead for our students and our school community.

With appreciation for your support and best wishes,

Karen Lavender
High School Principal